|Analyses of Passive Synthesis|
|Husserliana Volume 11|
From documents written in 1918-1926
Published in 1966
German Title: Analysen zur passiven Synthesis. Aus Vorlesungs und Forschungsmanuskripten
English title: Analyses of passive synthesis. From lectures and research manuscripts.
Editor: Margot Fleischer
Comment on this book
English translation: Anthony Stenbock
Subject: Editorial issues
I cannot comment on Steinbock's English translation, since I have not seen it. However, the original German edition, while certainly an essential text, would have been improved had it included the introductory lectures that Husserl gave to the series included here. I believe that these introductory sections were inlcuded as a supplementary text to Husserliana XVII (Formale und transzendentale Logik). The French translation (published by Jerome Millon) rectifies this by adding the text from Hua XVII at the beginning of the translation.
--A Reader of Husserl
Subject: Regarding supplementary texts
Steinbock's translation is the first 'organic' translation of the lectures on Active and Passive Synthesis -- it includes the introductory lectures and the lectures on active synthesis that have been published in Hua XXXI (I think!). His translation is fairly accurate according to my German-speaking sources, and the introduction to the volume is quite good. Also, it should be noted that all of the 20/21 versions of the lectures, where they differ from the 26 version, are included, as are a few short essays on genetic method which are scattered throughout the Husserliana series. All in all, an understanding effort.